Creation Care Events and Activities
Creation Care initiatives, events and activities brings our mission to life. The Laudato Si’ Action Platform (LSAP) provides a list of suggested transformative actions toward the Laudato Si’ Goals. Find out more at laudatosiactionplatform.org and through forming a Parish Creation Care Committee.
“We require a new and universal solidarity. Everyone’s talents and involvement are needed to redress the damage caused by human abuse of God’s creation. All of us can cooperate as instruments of God for the care of creation, each according to his or her own culture, experience, involvements, and talents.” (LS 14)
“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come behind us, to children who now are growing up?” (LS 160)
Woodland, Savanna, Prairie: How Native Plant Communities Fit in your Garden
Sunday, March 20, 2022
2:30 – 4 p.m.
Discover how to use native plant communities to guide garden design: Join us for our series “Bringing Native Plant Communities Home.”
Please join West Cook Wild Ones for the first presentation in our four part series: "Bringing Native Plant Communities Home."
Any spot in your yard can have a beautiful native plant growing in it - all you have to do is find the right plant for the right environment - the best way is to mimic nature. This presentation will walk you through some of our region’s main plant communities and point out more and less common native plants present in given conditions, and how you can adopt them in your garden.
Laudato Si Mass
Sunday, May 22
Laudato Si’: The Intersection of Spirituality and Science
Monday, May 23
Pope Francis’ A prayer for our earth
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
and in the smallest of your creatures.
You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
Pour out upon us the power of your love,
that we may protect life and beauty.
Fill us with peace, that we may live
as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
O God of the poor,
help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
so precious in your eyes.
Bring healing to our lives,
that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
Touch the hearts
of those who look only for gain
at the expense of the poor and the earth.
Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
to be filled with awe and contemplation,
to recognize that we are profoundly united
with every creature
as we journey towards your infinite light.
We thank you for being with us each day.
Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
for justice, love and peace.